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Believe in Me (2006)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  6 February 2006 (USA)
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In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

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Clay Driscoll
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Jean Driscoll
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Ellis Brawley
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Hugh Moreland
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Myerson
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Ruth Selman
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Pat Thompson
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(Voice) Basketball TV Announcer
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Mrs. Blair
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Sadie York (as Marta McGonagle)
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Mrs. Johnson
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Liz Blair
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The Heckler
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Jim Stovall
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Candy Brown
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Girls? The thought of coaching them seems preposterous to Clay Driscoll (earnest newcomer Jeffrey Donovan), who travels to Middleton, Okla., in the 1960s prepared to coach the varsity boys' team. But that position is filled, so he's forced to coach the girls' team -- the Lady Cyclones. Faced with an under-performing crew of untrained players, the coach begins to treat the girls like boys. They run laps in a closed gym and practice shots and plays they've never tried before -- and eventually their "old-fashioned grit" leads them to a Cinderella season culminating with the state championships. Along their way, Driscoll and the girls overcome several obstacles, most of all, gaining a fan base. Meanwhile, big man in town Ellis Brawley (Bruce Dern) can't stand Driscoll and his newfangled idea of empowering female athletes. Of course, the Lady Cyclones are up to the task of proving Brawley wrong. Driven by their caring young coach, the girls determine to play as hard as the boys, even ... Written by Froshi

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Never let them tell you what you can't do.

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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$81,569 (USA) (9 March 2007)

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$208,565 (USA) (30 March 2007)
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Based on the book ''Brief Garland'', by author Harold Keith who wrote it about his nephew and real-life coach Jim Keith. See more »

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Three point lines were not painted on the gym floor in the 1960's. See more »

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A wholesome and motivating movie for viewers of all ages.
12 November 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Before PCSing to Japan, my family and I were delighted to serve as extras in the shooting of this movie filmed, in part, in Clovis and Portales, New Mexico.

We were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the professionalism and yet the down to earth manner in which the cast and crew conducted themselves during the entire "shoot" in New Mexico. The character and demeanor of the entire cast and crew, off screen, is reflected in the heartwarming finished product. This is a film that we can highly recommend for all ages, as it is based upon factual events, exciting and at times riveting in its action.

We anxiously await the public release of this film.


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